Africa Monetary Journalist Awards 2022 winners introduced 

LOME, Togo, 14 December  2022 /African Media Company (AMA)/ – Ecobank Group, the main pan-African banking group, and AMA Academy, the pan-African e-learning platform offering free coaching to African journalists, announce that the inaugural cohort of journalists have graduated from their fintech-focused Finance Journalism Coaching Programme.  

The Programme is a ground-breaking initiative offering 5 weeks of coaching modules overlaying the historical past of monetary providers, blockchain, open banking and the fintech transformation of monetary providers and regulation. The course is specifically designed to coach and construct the capability of journalists overlaying finance, enterprise and know-how by equipping them with the abilities, information and expertise that they should totally perceive and precisely report on the problems, challenges, alternatives and advantages of the African monetary sector.  

Eloine Barry, Managing Director of the AMA Academy, stated: “The Finance Journalism Coaching Programme delivers on the massive want to supply high-level information and understanding to African journalists on the rising developments in finance, and particularly these regarding the quickly evolving fintech panorama. It’s notably becoming that we’re collaborating with the Ecobank Group for this programme because it shares our imaginative and prescient of making a world the place everybody ought to be capable to be taught in regards to the new developments that have an effect on the event of our continent.” 

“This fintech coaching course aligns with Ecobank’s technique to help the expansion of the African fintech ecosystem. We applaud this primary graduating cohort for his or her willingness and curiosity throughout these coaching modules. They and future attendees of this programme will assist to make sure the strong media reporting essential to drive public schooling and consciousness of the monetary sector throughout the African continent. We additionally thank our associate AMA Academy for efficiently implementing the programme,” stated Christiane Bossom, Communications Supervisor, Ecobank Group. 

In August 2022 over 400 journalists from 30 African nations had been chosen to take part on this free Monetary Journalism Coaching Programme.  

Fintech Journalist of the 12 months 2022 Awards 

Mr. Felix Abely, Editor-in-Chief of Congo Media Plus from the Democratic Republic of Congo and Joseph Ndamu Sandu, Editor of Enterprise Occasions in Zimbabwe, received the Fintech Journalist of the 12 months Award for Francophone Africa and Anglophone Africa respectively. They had been chosen because the winners by a jury of consultants and journalists for writing one of the best fintech articles of their ultimate task of the programme. The 2 winners got free entry to the Africa Monetary Business Summit, courtesy of Jeune Afrique Media Plus, which happened on 28 – 29 November in Lomé. 

Felix Abely (L) and Joseph Sandu (R), Greatest Fintech Journalists of the 12 months

On behalf of the 2 winners, Joseph Ndamu Sandu, stated: “We pay tribute to pan-African financial institution, Ecobank, and its associate African Media Company for delivering a programme that provides journalists the suitable toolbox to report with actual information and understanding on the fintech revolution.” 

A complete of 22 journalists who accomplished the coaching modules competed for the Greatest Fintech Journalist Award, 11 in Francophone Africa and 11 in Anglophone Africa. In Francophone Africa, Anselme Akeko and Acheck Yacoub Hassan completed second and third respectively, whereas Gugu Lourie and Isaac Aidoo completed 2nd and third in Anglophone Africa. 

Ade Ayeyemi, Ecobank Group Chief Government Officer and the winners

The Ecobank Group Chief Government Officer, Ade Ayeyemi, congratulated the winners as he handed them their awards on the sidelines of the African Monetary Business Summit. He additionally congratulated all contributors within the coaching program and highlighted the worth that coaching of monetary journalists brings throughout the context of Africa’s Monetary Sector.  

Future coaching applications shall be communicated in the end.  

Distributed by African Media Company (AMA) on behalf of Ecobank Group and AMA Academy.

About Ecobank Group (or ‘Ecobank Transnational Integrated’ or ‘ETI’) 

Ecobank Group is the main non-public pan-African banking group with unrivalled African experience. Current in 35 sub-Saharan African nations, in addition to France, UK, UAE and China, its pan-African platform gives a single gateway for funds, money administration, commerce and investments. The Group employs over 13,000 individuals and provides Shopper, Business, Company and Funding Banking merchandise, providers and options throughout a number of channels together with digital, to over 32 million prospects. For additional data, please go to 

About AMA Academy 

AMA Academy is a free coaching and networking platform for African journalists and media professionals. Our mission is to coach 10,000 journalists and media professionals by 2027, enabling them to amass expertise in all genres and sectors of journalism to alter the African narrative and promote high-quality reporting. We associate with established organizations and respected consultants in quite a lot of sector to design and adapt coaching modules to the native necessities of media innovation. Launched in March 2022, now we have to date offered coaching to over 500 media professionals in additional than 35 African nations. 

Media Contact – AMA Academy: 

Eric Jonathan SEBGO 

Coaching Coordinator 

Media Contact – Ecobank: 

Christiane Bossom 

Group Communications Supervisor 

E mail: 

Tel: +228 22 21 03 03 

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